USA Climbing Memberships are valid from September 1 through August 31, annually. Memberships are only available online and include access to all USA Climbing sanctioned competitions. Click the Join Now button in the top right corner of our website and become a USA Climbing member today! Competitors that do not register for an annual membership prior to attending a competition will be subject to the $10 Day-member fee. The fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership.
USA Climbing youth age categories for the 2016-2017 season:
| Youth D
||2006 or later
| Youth C
||2004 or 2005
| Youth B
||2002 or 2003
| Youth A
||2000 or 2001
|Junior||1998 or 1999
USA Climbing adult categories (16+) for the 2016-2017 season:
|Recreational||V1 / 5.9
||V2-V3 / 5.9+ to 5.11
||V4+ / 5.11+
||45 yrs. of age or older
Elite athletes 16 yrs.
*Please see below for more details regarding the Open category
Championship Event Eligibility Requirements
Youth Competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned Youth local competitions, as a USA Climbing Competitor Member, in order to be eligible to compete in their Home USA Climbing Youth Regional Championship.
Collegiate Competitors are required to compete in a minimum of one USA Climbing sanctioned Collegiate local competitions, as a USA Climbing Collegiate Member, in order to be eligible to compete in their Home USA Climbing Collegiate Regional Championship.
Open Competitors are required to hold a current USA Climbing Competitor Membership in order to be eligible to compete in the USA Climbing Open National Championship events. Open Competitors must be 16 years of age (or older) by December 31st, 2017.
*Please note: These prices do not include competition entry fees. See below for more details regarding Day-member passes.
For the athlete that’s new to competition climbing, a $10 Day-member pass will allow you to compete in a USA Climbing sanctioned local competition and be placed amongst the other competitors in your category at the event.
All competitors that do not register for an annual membership prior to attending a competition will be subject to the $10 Day-member fee. The fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership. A Day-member pass is valid for 24-hours from the time of purchase.
Athletes that compete as a Day-member will not be eligible to advance to Regionals. If a Youth or Collegiate competitor wishes to be eligible to compete in Regionals, he/she will need to purchase the respective USA Climbing Membership prior to the close of Regional registration in order for the locals he/she competed in as a Day-member to count toward the competitors Regional eligibility.